New Documentary "Eddie Murphy: Laugh 'Til It Hurts" Shows an Intimate Side of the Top SNL Comedian.
With the release of "Coming 2 America" more and more people have been marveling at the creative genius that is Eddie Murphy. Where does his talent come from? Who is he really? How has his career lasted this long?
If you've been a fan of Eddie Murphy since the day he first appeared on your television screen or if you're a newly found fan, you need to watch the documentary "Eddie Murphy: Laugh 'Til It Hurts"!
This new feature-length biography, from Legacy Distribution, gives viewers an intimate look at Murphy's career from his days of skipping school to do stand-up to finding his home on the big screen. "Eddie Murphy: Laugh 'Til It Hurts" doesn't just show the sugary sweet highlights of Murphy's career, it also shows the humble start, the controversy and the scandal.
This documentary shows the world how Murphy was able to have a decades long career when most comedians never made it from one era to the next. It tells how, after "that prostitute incident" back in the 1997, Murphy was able to rebound back into the hearts of a volatile public and rise to the top again. The 1997 incident, which wasn't founded on anything but a chance encounter and a ton of rumors, would have crushed the career of any other person of color but, through some great planning and persistence, Murphy stormed back onto the scene in a most unusual way.
After the bad press in 1997, Murphy found another avenue to regain the limelight. Family films. Murphy bounced back with almost every little girl's favorite movie, "Mulan", in 1998 then the "Shrek" series beginning in 2001. The parents might have thought he was deplorable for offering a person a ride but, the couldn't deny their children's demands to see these top grossing family films!
Eddie Murphy is a creative genius who, not only puts his real life into his work, he puts his friends to work as well. With the return of "Coming 2 America" we got to be reunited with the original characters such as Louie Anderson's return to "McDowell's", Oha, played by Paul Bates, who once again sings a song fir an intended fiancee, and James Earl Jones as King Jaffe Joffer. It was a breath of fresh air to see many cast originals along side newcomers such as Wesley Snipes, Teyana Taylor and Leslie Jones. Murphy, the businessman, listened when the public demanded a sequel to his 1988 hit "Coming to America" and gave them what they wanted with style.
If you are an upcoming comedian, or just someone who wants to witness the work ethic of this comedic icon, then you have to watch "Eddie Murphy: Laugh 'Til It Hurts". The film is available on Amazon Prime. Find out why Eddie Murphy, who turns 60 on April 3, is your favorite comedian's favorite comedian! He's truly one of a kind.